Screening of Hoffman + Critchley

    Wednesday July 23, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

    Price: $15.00

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    When Philip Seymour Hoffman sat down with philosopher Simon Critchley at the Rubin in 2012, he considered some of life’s most profound realities: happiness, unconditional love, and dying. In tribute, we invite you to watch their generous, insightful exchange. This is a screening of a previously recorded talk from the conversation series, Happy Talk. Post-screening discussion with Justin von Bujdoss. 

    About Happy Talk (2012)
    "Central to Buddhist belief is the alleviation of suffering - with the end result a form of happiness. Central to our founding fathers’ belief was the inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. But do these two expressions of Enlightened thought mean the same thing? Join us as we explore that theme in this series of on-stage conversations between personalities and experts." - Tim McHenry, Director of Public Programs and Performance. 

    About the Speaker

    Justin von Bujdoss is a Hospice Chaplain at Calvary Hospice and Co-Founder/Director of the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center (, the North American Dharma Center of His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, where he is also a resident lama.  As a chaplain he offers spiritual care to the dying and their loved ones.  He also writes for, a blog that looks at the intersection of engaged dharma practice and what it means for us in the midst of a constantly changing world.